What is Voice?
Voice is a women’s literature group which meets every two weeks. We discuss a book related to our spiritual journey.
Additionally, we also meet occasionally to discuss a novel over a meal. This “novel” event is open to a wider audience, and allows first-timers an easy entry into the group.
Reading and discussing literature is a way of understanding our society, and how as Christians to relate intelligently to our ever changing world. We often gain insights about ourselves when we read. This is one way we can “love the Lord with our minds” and truly “Think First.” And it’s just plain fun too!
The “Novel” Event is Open to All
This event is open to any woman who has read the book and would like to meet new people and join in fellowship and friendship.
What are we reading for the “Novel” discussion?
“The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector’s Story”
by Hyeonseo Lee
An extraordinary insight into life under one of the world’s most ruthless and secretive dictatorships – and the story of one woman’s terrifying struggle to avoid capture/repatriation and guide her family to freedom.
As a child growing up in North Korea, Hyeonseo Lee was one of millions trapped by a secretive and brutal communist regime. Her home on the border with China gave her some exposure to the world beyond the confines of the Hermit Kingdom and, as the famine of the 1990s struck, she began to wonder, question and to realise that she had been brainwashed her entire life. Given the repression, poverty and starvation she witnessed surely her country could not be, as she had been told “the best on the planet”?
Aged seventeen, she decided to escape North Korea. She could not have imagined that it would be twelve years before she was reunited with her family.
- Find the author, website, video
- About the book: GoodReads, review, review
- Available in hardcover, softcover, eBook and audio editions from Amazon, Indigo, Regina Public Library
We will be meeting for a potluck brunch at Julie’s house, on Saturday, August 21, 10:00 am.
If you have questions or to RSVP, contact Laureen, send an email to the church, or call (306) 359-1450.